55 out of 10GreatSchools

Fammatre Elementary School

San Jose, CA
  • Charter
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 526


Fammatre Elementary School
2800 New Jersey Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 377-5480
Fammatre Elementary School is located in San Jose, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Reviews18 Reviews

There are a few great teachers if you are fortunate to get them. Otherwise, there are many lazy teachers that don’t care if your child is learning. Even after several parents voiced concerns to the principal regarding certain teachers, nothing has been done to hold the teachers accountable. It’s very concerning that test scores have gone down considerably at this school over the past few years.
This is a good school. My son was in TK in Mrs. Cummings class for year 2017-2018. Mrs. Cumming was amazing, we really love her. He was very happy to go school everyday. He got promoted to Kindergarten today, he was saying, i'll miss my teacher.
Fammatre is a hidden gem in a city dominated by large school districts. My child is graduating from 5th grade this year, and he has received an excellent education throughout his K-5 grades.The quality of teachers and academic programs at Fammatre exceed those of better-known districts. Principal MacFarland has brought her passion for S.T.E.A.M into every corner of the school. It shows in the school's popular Makerspace facility, iPad programs and 1:1 Chromebooks for 4th-5th graders, all at zero cost to students. Fammatre's arts programs are stellar - Mr. Golden is a beloved music teacher. Visual arts and art history lessons are brought into classrooms by parent volunteers six times a year. The school's Home & School Club (PTA) sponsors numerous activities, one of which is a junior theater production that draws hundreds in the audience during the holidays.All in all, my family gives two-thumbs up to the top-level instructional programs at Fammatre. The administration, faculty, and the Home & School Club are what makes this school community feel like an extended family of ours. Principal MacFarland has a whole-child approach to education and she has impressed me with her vision for the school. We will miss being part of this close-knit community when my child graduates this June.
We used to love it but since the new principal Mrs McFarland took over the school has gone downhill. The only saving grace is a couple of really good teachers, but the rest are mediocre at best. They are only there for the pay check. They don’t care if the kids are learning or not. So sad as it used to be such a good school. We will be pulling our kids out and will find a better learning environment where the teachers actually teach and the principal does their job.
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